Posts Tagged ‘best workout’

“Why not just learn martial arts from Youtube?”

The above question was put forth to me years ago by a young man who had just taken his first classes in Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He was being partially sarcastic – although new to things, he knew enough to perceive that learning the nuances of a martial art cannot be 100% accomplished through […]

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Weight-loss or strength-building? Muay Thai is the best of both worlds!

Before Muay Thai and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu were my main fitness habits, I used to hit the traditional gym like most other people do. And today, I’ll still go to the gym, but only if I have a specific fitness goal or plan to compete. There are many reasons why I made this switch, but here […]

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High-Level Jiu-Jitsu Late In Life? Absolutely!

Slight caveat – I don’t consider age 39 to be “late in life.” But hey, by the standards of some hip, young, early-20s Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitors, I guess that even age 29 could be regarded thus! In any case, today I was happy to discover this short article about 39 year-old Rubens Charles Cobrinha, one […]

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Push Yourself, or Play? #Whynotboth!

I always feel sad when I see people working out while simultaneously keeping track of time or the “outside world.” They check the wall-clock, check their phones, get pulled-into social media on their phones, and that adds to the high drop-out rate that traditional gyms often have. However, one incredible benefit of training martial arts […]

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“You don’t know how you’ll feel until you try!”

“Nah, I’ll wait a few months until I feel in better shape.” “Yeah. No. I don’t know. I’ll totally let you know how I feel later.” “I feel that I’ve got some things to figure out first.” ^ Those are just a few one-liners I’ve heard from people who inwardly want to raise their standards […]

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